67 year old man falls at Scarth Gap

Scarth Gap Callout 29/06/19

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out at roughly 15:45 on Saturday 29th June. The Team was requested to assist a 67-year-old male walker who had fallen whilst descending from High Crag to Scarth Gap, above Buttermere. The casualty had multiple wounds and due to the mechanism of injury, support was requested from the North West Air Ambulance.

Fortunately, the Team were in Loweswater preparing to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of former Team Leader Jim Coyle. So, when the callout came through, festivities were temporarily postponed, and the Team headed down to Gatesgarth! The first Team members were on scene shortly before the North West Air Ambulance arrived and the casualty's injuries were treated before he was transported via stretcher to the helicopter waiting at Scarth Gap. He was then transported to the Royal Preston Hospital for further treatment.

23 Team members attended the callout, which was the 28th of the year and lasted just over two and a half hours.